September 2011Alternative-Read.com Book Cover winner
A Short Story by: Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: August 2011
Editor: Antonia Tiranth
Line Editor: Greta Gunselman
Cover Artist: Delilah K. Stephans
Word count: 9749
Warning:Very limited violence and sexual content
Cats and a villainous ex-wife? What more could the delivery man bring to the new love in his life?
Ann works as a waitress in a donut shop. She’s happy with her single life and her cat, Mittens, but she finds herself interested in Tom, the handsome delivery man. Tom is also attracted to Ann, but unfortunately, Tom comes with some baggage including five cats, Maria, his vicious ex-wife, and Maria’s adorable daughter he calls Kitten.
When Maria, a newly hired waitress in the donut shop, learns Ann and Tom are beginning a relationship, she does everything she can to tear them apart. Ann starts to have doubts about her budding romance, but Tom is determined to make it work, despite Maria’s interference. Will Ann and Tom’s love prevail, or will the evil ex-wife win in the end? Love Delivery delivers a sweet romance which will bring tears to your eyes but a smile to your lips.
Ann pushed open the door, and the bell jingled like an added alarm to wake her up. Sometimes she wondered how she could function this early in the morning, but a job was a job. At least waitressing in a donut shop was honest. Maybe someday she’d go back to finish college and do something rewarding with her life. Then again, maybe the man of her dreams would walk through the door this morning and sweep her off her feet. The closest thing to a dream man in her life was Tom, the delivery guy, looking like God’s gift to women. She sighed. It didn’t seem fair. He would never find her appealing with the figure she inherited from her mother. The only attractive thing she could find when she looked in a mirror was her startling green eyes.